By Simon Crowe
Its Radio 1’s Big Weekend this weekend down in Exeter, and the line up is looking amazing! So we thought we would help you make your choices of who to see over the weekend by giving you a run down of our recommendations.
Let’s start of with a headliner Coldplay. You’d be silly to miss these guys play live, arguably one of the UK’s best live bands around and with the release of their new album ‘A head full of dreams’ their live set will be filled with even more tunes since we last saw them play a stage of this magnitude live. Also on the cards is that maybe they could be joined by a special guest, we all know Coldplay have done some amazing collaborations over the years, so could any of them feature over the weekend, Rihanna, Beyoncé… surely not?
If you are looking for something slightly heavier than Coldplay, then Bring Me The horizon playing the In New Music We Trust Stage is the place for you to be. We saw Bring Me The Horizon clash with Coldplay earlier on this year at the NME Awards where lead singer of Bring Me The Horizon, Oli Sykes jumped onto Coldplay’s table whilst performing and trashed it. Wild antics aside the band are sure to put on a special set over the weekend with a set filled with songs from the critically acclaimed album ‘That’s the Spirit’.
Rock music not for you? Then no need to worry, one of the hottest acts of the year, grime artist Stormzy will be playing over the weekend. The success of the of the young grime artist is undeniable, and therefore has managed to earn himself a spot on the In New Music We Trust stage. Also performing over the weekend is Stormzy’s long time friend Skepta performing on the same stage, so if you’re into grime music the In New Music We Trust Stage is the place for you to be this year!
Indie rockers Catfish and The Bottlemen are back again this year at the Big Weekend after being bumped up to play the Main Stage last year when Sam Smith became ill, and didn’t the lads take the opportunity with both hands and prove they were main stage worthy. So this year they have been rewarded by being placed on the Main Stage through merit. The Big Weekend couldn’t come at a better time for Catfish as their album ‘The Ride’ was released today (27th May) and has some amazing tracks on it which they will be looking to debut live over the weekend in Exeter.